Monday, February 19, 2007

Presidents' Day

As a child, I remember Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays as 2 separate holidays. Those were the days. Now I have to work during the Presidents' Day combo. I guess the last 2 companies I worked for didn't consider this a major holiday. It just feels so unpatriotic and un-American.

Has anyone gotten the new George Washington $1 coin yet? It was just released last week with John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison coming out later this year. I believe the coins are the size as the Sacagawea Dollar, but with edge lettering. The Presidential Dollars will be issued at the rate of four per year until all of the U.S. Presidents have been featured, currently expected to be the year 2016. Presidents who had more than one consecutive term will only get one coin, but the one President who served two non-consecutive terms, Grover Cleveland, will be featured twice. Living Presidents will not be coined; Presidents must be deceased for two years before they are eligible.

Probably more than you wanted to know.

- AV

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